Santo Domingo.- Public Works minister Gonzalo Castillo on Thursday said the Government will spend around US$95.0 million to build beltways around the southern cities of Azua and Bani, which he affirms will ease traffic and boost their economies.
He said the Government is commitment to that type of roadway because in addition to help motorists, “also create thousands of jobs, save time and energy for our citizens and impacts the environment favorably.”
He said the 14-kilometer Azua beltway, whose construction has already begun, will cost of US$40.0 million, whereas the 13-kilometer one at Bani will cost US$55.0 million.
He said once concluded the works will also lead to lower costs on freight and passengers in the region. “The freight on farm products from the south region will now have lower costs because there’ll be considerable savings in distance and time to reach both populations."